Success Stories

At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Heather's Story: Following Heavenly Father's Plan

When Heather graduated from college in the spring of 2008, she was optimistic about the future. With a degree in professional and technical writing and experience working as a peer editor and an intern for the university’s book publisher, Heather was eager to find a career where she could put her education to good use. 

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Frank's Story: Searching for More Time

Jose Francisco “Frank” Reyes just wanted a little more time to be with his family. With a bachelor’s degree in marketing, he figured he would have a stable job with stable hours and be able to support his family well, but he did not have a fixed work schedule.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Richard's Story: From Stake Welfare Specialist to Job Seeker

When Richard was called to be the stake welfare specialist, he knew he would be helping members of his stake build better futures, but he never imagined the experience would also be such a benefit to his own future. Some time after being called, Richard's employment was terminated, but he was successful in finding a new job through applying the principles he had learned as an employment specialist.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

We Have Work to Do Here

The first time I experienced unemployment, I left my job because I wanted to move to a new city in search of a new life. While preparing to move, I volunteered in the employment resource center and taught the Career Workshop.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Brent's Story: How His Firefighting Career Took Off

Brent first knew he wanted to be a firefighter in 10th grade when his father took him on a firefighter helicopter trip over the Hawaiian Islands, USA.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Sheila's Story: Lessons Learned from the Career Workshop

Sheila decided to return to the workforce after her husband’s employment was affected by the recession, but her job search was harder than she expected. By attending the Career Workshop, she gained the job search skills she needed to find a job.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Hugh’s Story: A Good Friend and a New Certification

After being laid off, Hugh struggled to find work in his field for years. Thanks to the help of a friend, and a new certification, Hugh was able to find a job that utilized his work experience and skills. 

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Thomas' Story: Two Days of Training, Two Interviews

In 2009, I completed my undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. As I began my job search, I was invited to several interviews across the country. However, within a week or so of each interview, I received an e-mail or phone call thanking me for my time and telling me my qualifications were impressive, but that ultimately the company was choosing to continue with other applicants.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Francisco's Story: Honesty Gave Him More Opportunities

Francisco takes the career workshop once a year. He doesn’t take it because he’s unemployed, but rather because he wants to stay employed. By taking the workshop, he learns how to be a better employee and what skills employers are currently looking for.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Karl's Story: Angels of Employment

Elder Roth met Karl at the Centerville Utah Employment Resource Center not long after Karl’s contractor superintendent construction job ended. Karl had worked in construction throughout his whole career and had an impressive amount of work experience.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Trent and Iuliana's Story: Moving from Moldova

Trent and Iuliana met in Chicago, U.S., while she was studying abroad as a student from Moldova, an Eastern European country. She had come to the United States on a scholarship that required her to return to her native country for at least two years once she finished her classes.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Erna's Story: She Proved She Was Not Too Old

When others thought Erna was too old to start a career, her bishop, Deseret Industries, and LDS Employment Resource Services thought differently.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Chauntil's Story: The Search for a Shorter Commute

Every day, Chauntil commuted about 100 miles round trip to work. Not only was the long commute tiring, but she felt that she was not able to spend enough time with her husband and son because of it.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Darren's Story: Learning to Live a Balanced Life

Darren decided to leave his job because it didn’t quite align with his personal goals. He went to his bishop for direction and his bishop advised him to visit an LDS employment center. Through following his bishop's counsel, Darren was able to find a new job that allows him to live a happier and more balanced life.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Arlene’s Story: Reentering the Workforce with the Lord’s Help

After being a stay-at-home mom for 12 years, reentering the workforce was a difficult job for Arlene. But with some resume and interview coaching and a lot of hard work, she was able to find a job and even obtain new certifications. 

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

The Tender Mercy of Employment

I had been unemployed since April 15th. Looking for a job in the accounting field during the off season was not panning out. My family had just made a major move from Georgia to Utah and our finances were running dangerously low.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Dirk's Story: Answering Prayers

Dirk’s employment history is a testament to his flexibility. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Dirk began his career working in the hotel industry in Utah. Later he and his family relocated to Virginia after he received a job with a staffing company.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Ben's Story: Resolving in the Lord’s Way

The day after Thanksgiving 2008, Ben lost his job.“I found out on Monday of that week that Friday would be my last day,” Ben said. “I had a family of six kids and it was just before Christmas.”

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Yolanda's Story: Learning How to Employ

Sister Yolanda Morales has a definite talent: she can see the good in everyone and in every situation. As a missionary at the Costa Rica Employment Resource Center her talent comes in handy as she greets people with a smile, asks them about their needs, and helps them determine how the employment center can help them.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Finding the Right Opportunities

Francisco was raised in a very poor family. His parents were divorced when he was very young and as his mother tried to raise her children alone, the family passed through difficult times.

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